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Creamery, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

after making last-minute reservations and arriving in the middle of the night- the room was clean, well suited and simple. In the morning my dog and i were able to enjoy the gorgeous view and ample grounds for a little walk. It was quiet and beautiful and i would definitely be back.~ Thank you Laura & Cofee

Thank latree2016
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Laura....thank you for taking a moment to write a review about your and Coffee's experience at the GRM....it was pleasure to welcome you to the motel and hope that you will stop by again on your travels - very glad that Coffee enjoyed her visit as well, she was an absolutely wonderful canine guest.... More 

Westminster, MA
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I have been staying at The Gale River Motel for over 15 years & discovered it because it was a pet friendly place. My dogs have always loved staying there & always look forward to our yearly visits. It has always brought great comfort knowing that we can always stay at our favorite get away were not only my friends,... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks BDrury1660 for taking the time to author a review on the Gale River Motel and especially highlighting the experiences that you, your four-legged family members, and your pet-friendly friends and acquaintances have enjoyed at the GRM. As in the past, we are looking forward to hosting the Annual Manilow's Doggie Daycare Getaway to Dog Mountain.... More 

2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Made me feel very badly about my dog and acted as if he were scared of her and as if she was a threat because when he was at the pool our door was opened and she ran out to bark at him. our room was right across from the pool. he told us she had to be on a... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Many lodging properties have decided not to accept pets on their properties because of incidents described by Lea M. The safety of all our guests is of the highest priority, especially when it comes to allowing animals on our property. We begin by posting our pet policies on our web site. When a guest with a pet books a reservation,... More 

Mont Tremblant, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Had a great stay. Went to hike Franconia Notch Loop, Kevin was informative and helpful. Everything is CLEAN, surroundings beautiful. Hot tubs and pool were welcome after a good hike. Very nice place to stay!!!!!! We will return to hike again.

Thank Lynn H
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write a review about your experience at the Gale River Motel...the hot tub is the #1 amenity that hikers mention after coming off the trails...something to do with aching muscles recovering from the workout they received after scaling NH's granite peaks...hope to have the pleasure of offering you the... More 

Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We rented a house from the Gale River Motel as our base camp for a weekend of hiking. The house was old but very clean. Everything we needed was supplied only had to bring our food. If you like old houses you will love this one. My one complaint is no A/C gets a little warm in the upstairs bedrooms... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the area...While I do own the Gale River Motel which is next door to this property, you actually stayed as guests at my private residence. The guest house next door is not usually available for rent. I made a special exception to accommodate this group from... More 

Rockland, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

It's difficult finding getaway lodging that is dog-friendly and especially finding lodging in the mountains with views and economical. With this criteria, the Gale River Motel and Cottages does not disappoint. Good value, friendly but no nonsense lodging with mountain views right out your window! (Views only from the motel room windows; cottages though nice, have no mountain views as... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give folks a run-down on your experience at the GRM...it was my pleasure to welcome you and your four-legged traveling companion for a visit - your arrival during the Lupine Celebration was well-timed for catching the views during a most colorful time of year. Best wishes for continued good... More 

Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

the gale river motel and cabins are clean fresh looking, they have everthing you could possibly want or need.they are pet, eco friendly, hot tubs, pool.but the view is over the top all you have to do is open your door and look or come out and sit in the chairs and look.there is no need to go anywhere if... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

It was great to welcome you and your clan back to the Gale River for another visit...really did enjoy sharing many a good laugh with you during your stay. Will be looking forward to welcoming even more of the clan back in July...until then good health to your family.... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Gale River Motel was a great place to stay! The manager was super friendly and helped us immensely. The place was nice and clean and the indoor hot tub was essential. It was in close driving distance of many restaurants. The whole place was welcoming, friendly, clean and very comfortable. The fresh baked cookies at check-in were delicious! Definitely... More 

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and time taken in writing a review of your experience at the Gale River Motel. Very glad that you had an enjoyable stay and had the chance to relax in the hot tub of your busy day of adventures...the indoor hot tub is very popular on cold winter nights. The cookies will... More 

Natalia, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This was our first trip to New Hampshire so finding somewhere to stay was daunting. I wanted to find a cabin to rent. The location was perfect! Kevin went above and beyond to accommodate us. Will put this place on our "must stay here again" list!

Thank Margaret B
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your visit and am pleased to know you enjoyed the cottage. It is always nice to have that extra space and convenience the cottage affords to our guests. Hope you continue to have wonderful journeys and we will be honored to host you should you once again pass through... More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Since we were 3 of us, my husband, our friend and me, we decided to go in for a cottage. We were lucky enough to get the cottage in the peak time of foliage in Franconia. Kevin was very friendly and welcoming. Also, the booking process was quick. I loved the home made cookies Kevin offered us. He welcomed us... More 

Thank Adventures-around
GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and more importantly the opportunity to welcome you to our little corner of New Hampshire. Wonderful that the Pinewood Cottage provided you the "feeling of home" because that is exactly what we strive to achieve for all of our guests...from the homemade cookies to the guidance we provide in where to go and what... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breathtaking mountain views from every room. #1 Eco-Friendly Motel in New Hampshire. Recognized as an Environmental Champion by NH Sustainable Lodging Program. Spacious rooms with two full-sized beds, refrigerator, coffee-maker, A/C, and Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms. Heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, playground, picnic area with grill. Cottages sleep up to six guests with full kitchen facilities. Pet-Friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gale River Motel and Cottages

Address: 1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Price Range: $67 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia
Gale River Hotel
Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains
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“They are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles Beachlover1949, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles jbaldwin12, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles BDrury1660, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dog-friendly rooms are ONLY two; reserve early! Also, the corner room, a dog-friendly room, may have spotty wi-fi at times.”
 of 5 bubbles Serenity02370, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“motel rooms all have a beautiful mountains view, they are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Oxfordgrandmax2, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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